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Objective work of Christ

[Interpreting Barth:] “When God comes to humanity in the history of Jesus Christ, humanity at the same time is brought to God in that history objectively. It is not faith which incorporates humanity into Jesus Christ. Faith is rather the acknowledgement of a mysterious incorporation already objectively accomplished on humanity’s behalf.

‘One had died for all; therefore all have died’ (2 Cor 5:14). That all have died in Christ (and been raised with him) is the hidden truth of humanity as revealed to faith. Our true humanity is to be found not in ourselves but objectively in him.”

(George Hunsinger, How to Read Karl Barth, p. 37).